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SN 1006. Cal. 20 ga. These fine Browning marked guns were mostly produced by the esteemed firm of Lebeau-Courally, and are very desirable. This fine small gauge example has 28″ dovetailed bbls with matted, slightly swamped, narrow game rib engraved “Browning Arms Co Ogden Utah” and “Made in Belgium” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1930 Belgian nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Coin finished sidelock action features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, and single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage very well cut, varying sized, open, shaded scroll. Bottom of action is engraved “Browning Arms Company” in scroll terminated arched riband. Trigger guard with matching scroll has SN on tang. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed horn buttplate, and features classic drop points and borderless point pattern checkering. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.626, right – .626. Bore restrictions: left – .006 (IC), right – .015 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14″. Tan vinyl Hartmann case is lined in faux fur, and contains a key. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine quality rust re-blue, subsequently thinning on sides from normal hand wear. Coin finish of action is fine with some darkening and very light pitting on right side. Stocks retain nearly all of an old hand rubbed oil finish with subsequent light marks. Checkering is freshened. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Trigger seems to work well. Case is excellent. A very fine handling light weight gun. 50594-99 MGM99 (8,500-14,500) C&R – Lot 3561

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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